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    Importing PubMed results into RefWorks

    • Product: RefWorks
    • Product Version: New and legacy 

    How do I import a list of references from PubMed into RefWorks?

    Although PubMed does not have a direct export to RefWorks, it's possible to create a file in PubMed that can be imported into RefWorks.

    In PubMed, after selecting the references to be imported into RefWorks, use the "Send to" drop-down and select "Citation manager." After verifying the information, click "Create File". The file will be called 'citations.nbib' and be in your computer's downloads file. 

    PubMed Send To modal 

    Drag the citations.nbib file onto the Import from a file area.

    Drag file to Import from a file

    Select Import to add the references to RefWorks

    Import button

    Select "Continue" and "ok"

    Imported references will appear in Last Imported view of RefWorks. 

    • Article last edited: 15-06-2018
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